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2005 in Iran

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2005 in Iran
Decades:  1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
See also:  Other events of 2005 Years in Iran

The following lists events that happened during 2005 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.



  • Supreme Leader: Ali Khamenei
  • President: Mohammad Khatami (until August 3), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (starting August 3)
  • Vice President: Mohammad-Reza Aref (until September 11), Parviz Davoodi (starting September 11)
  • Chief Justice: Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
  • Events

  • Since 2004 until 2005 - Canada evokes its ambassador to Iran and in 2005 restates that until Iran has the same opinion to a global inquiry into Zahra Kazemi’s death, Canada will not restart political relations with Iran.
  • February 14 - Around 59 people were killed and 200 injured in a fire at a mosque in Tehran, Iran.
  • February 22 - The 6.4 Mw Zarand earthquake shakes the Kerman province with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing 612 and injuring 1,411.
  • April 18 - Five people die in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
  • August 3 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes office as the 6th President of Iran.
  • October 26 - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for Israel to be "wiped off the map" at "World Without Zionism" conference in Tehran, Iran, and condemns peace process. MEMRI translated Ahmadinejad's words differently: "Imam [Khomeini] said: 'This regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history.' This sentence is very wise. The issue of Palestine is not an issue on which we can compromise." (MEMRI Special Dispatch Series - No. 1013).
  • December 6 - An Iranian C-130 Hercules airplane crashes into a ten-story building in a civilian area of Tehran, the capital of Iran, killing all 94 people aboard and 34 residents of the building - a total of 128 people.
  • Notable deaths

  • April 12 – Shahrokh Meskoob, 81, Iranian Man of letters, writer, translator, scholar and university professor.
  • May 18 – Denis Wright, 94, British diplomat. A long-serving ambassador to Iran. He was a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Iranica.
  • June 2 – Mohammad Derakhshesh, 90, essayist, minister of education in Ali Amini’s Cabinet editor of Mehregān, an anti-Islamic Republic of Iran journal.
  • August 2 – Hassan Moghaddas, 42, Iranian judge in the case of Akbar Ganji and high-profile cases; assassinated by unknown motorbike assailant.
  • October 24 – Mokarrameh Ghanbari, 77, Iranian painter.
  • July 9 – Karim Emami, 75, Iranian translator, editor, lexicographer, and literary critic.
  • References

    2005 in Iran Wikipedia

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